SSANU had been on strike for about one week.
The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has announced the suspension of its week-long strike. The suspension of the strike is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday and signed by the union’s National Secretary, Promise Adewusi.
It said that the decision to suspend the strike was informed by the Federal Government’s compliance with the union’s demands.”Following substantial compliance to our demand for the payment of August and September salaries of our members which is the reason for our current national strike action, we hereby suspend the strike and direct all our members to return to their duties with effect from Monday, the 14th of October, 2013,” the statement read.
The statement thanked members of the union for their solidarity, adding that the non-payment of the salaries of its members for work done would not happen again. The stoppage of the strike by SSANU is not expected to lead to the return of students to the various public universities as university lecturers, ASUU, are still on strike.
The lecturers have been on strike since July 1 and have vowed to continue until the federal government implements a 2009 agreement it had with the union. The federal government has already ordered the stoppage the salaries of the striking lecturers.
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